This week's content:

1. CCF News and Events
2. Community News
3. Fundraising News
1. CCF News and Events 
We have had a busy few weeks since returning to the office and are delighted to have some of our courses back on the premises after so many zoom sessions!

Our Community Development course has been running for 7 weeks now and everyone is progressing really well. The group enjoyed a best practice visit to the Hubb Centre in North Belfast last week to learn more about how effective community development can have a really positive impact on communities.

Our ICT essential skills class is well underway and we hope to be able to start another one soon as this is always a very popular course.
We will be releasing some new and interesting courses very soon so keep an eye on our Facebook page for any news!

2. Community News
New guidelines to facilitate visiting in Care Homes in Northern Ireland have now been published and will come into effect tomorrow (7th May)
To view updated guidelines for visiting in Care Homes please go
AccessAble has created detailed access guides to Antrim Area Hospital and Causeway Hospital - everything from parking to hearing loops, walking distances and accessible toilets. View the guides here 👉
Join us for the launch!
📅 Tues 11 May 2021
⏰ 2pm-3.30pm
💻 Virtual Event
To book your place contact
For anyone struggling , there is help out there.

For useful numbers and support download the #Here2Help app to your mobile.

Use it to confidentially contact those that can help you.

The Here2Help app is available to download for #FREE from the app store.

Find out more⬇️ 
Can you spare a few hours a week to help a young person who hasn't had a fair deal achieve their dreams?
Having a positive role model can make a big difference in a young person's life♥️
✅ No experience needed, just a passion for supporting young people! ✅ We provide a free 1 day in-depth training programme
The next training dates are:
– Thursday 13 May @9.30am – 4.30pm (Skainos Centre, Belfast )
– 22 May @10am – 1pm(Online Via Zoom).
We will have other dates later in the year too.
Training will be in a large room with social distancing measures applied.
Did you know that next week is #dyingmatters week?

Why not join our Community Navigator Jenny who is hosting this great event! Register to attend at
3. Fundraising News
The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland and Community Foundation Ireland have launched a new All-Island Community Fund.
Funding of €500,000 for partnerships between community, voluntary and charitable groups on both sides of the border 👇

New Funding This Week 🆕


The Robert McAlpine Foundation Grants

The Foundation gives grants to support small charities situated throughout the UK that fall within specific categories - namely children, youth, the elderly, social and medical research. They particularly like to support projects where their funding can make a real difference.  Grants are usually between £5,000 and £10,000.


Triangle Trust: 1949 Fund

Triangle Trust 1949 Fund offers funding for specialist community and voluntary organisations working with young carers or the rehabilitation of young offenders or ex-offenders within the UK.  Their primary focus for 2021 is to help support the needs of young carers and young people caught up in the criminal justice system.  Grants of up to £60,000 over two years are available.  A maximum of £30,000 per year can be requested.

The Theatres Trust: UK Theatres Small Grants Programme

Theatres Trust's Small Grants Programme, supported by The Linbury Trust, funds small projects that make a big impact to a theatre’s resilience, sustainability or accessibility.  This new scheme will provide grants of up to £5,000 for essential works to enable not-for-profit theatres across the UK to be viable and thrive in the future.


Moy Park Community Support Fund

Moy Park is pledging £1 million to its Community Support Fund to support on-the-ground projects of voluntary and community groups and charities in those local communities where their sites are based across Europe.


National Lottery Awards

The National Lottery Awards are an annual search to find the UK's favourite Lottery-funded projects.  Winners in each category receive a £3,000 prize for their project.

Upcoming Deadlines 📅


National Churches Trust: Wolfson Fabric Repair Grants (Gateway Grant Programme Deadline, 13th May)

Grants are usually up to £10,000 and historic places of worship can apply for a Wolfson grant via the National Churches Trust’s Gateway and Cornerstone grant programmes (depending on the size of the project). 


Wellcome Trust: The Ideas Fund (Application Closing Date: Midday, 14th May)

Offering early stage grants of up to £25,000 and larger grants of around £90,000 in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, Hull, North West Northern Ireland, and Oldham. Aims to enable the UK public to develop and try out ideas that address problems related to mental wellbeing.


Community Foundation for NI & Community Foundation for Ireland: All-Island Fund (Closing Date 5pm, 14th May)

Grants of €5,000 to €20,000 for interest groups in both the Republic of Ireland and NI to partner with, or to further partnerships with, counterparts on the other side of the border.  This initial (pilot) phase will support increased dialogue and collaboration with the ultimate aim of working effectively together on common issues and challenges on an all-island basis.


Wolfson Foundation - Arts and Humanities (Round 2: Stage 1 Application Opening Date, 14th May) 

Funding to support and encourage excellence in the cultural and academic spheres, generally through funding capital projects at museums and galleries, historic sites, educational institutions and performing arts organisations.


Grow Wild: Youth Project Funding (Application Deadline: 10am, 17th May)

This scheme offers funding of £500 for young people aged 14-25 to lead a project that celebrates UK native wildflowers and fungi in exciting and engaging ways.

You can see ALL current and paused COVID-19 funding schemes on NICVA's COVID-19 Fundraising Hub

You can also see all key funding dates listed on GrantTracker here



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